Xpert360 Lightning AIDE 2013 for LightSwitch - The genuine and original Power Tools for LightSwitch.
A Visual Studio extension that provides advanced IDE capabilities to compliment the LightSwitch designer and solution explorer windows. Supports VS2012, VS2013 and VS2015.
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It's a very useful tool for lightswitch. AIDE saves a lot of time in many tasks of the development process. The support service answered me quickly and helped me a lot, they really are lightswitch experts.
Yes. Thank you for your rating, though it is usual to try a product before supplying a rating. Perhaps we are old fashioned. I believe we have responded to all 3 of your support forum posts. Please accept our apologises for the current communication difficulties caused by Microsoft. One big drawback of using cloud based services is the total lack of control and notification of newly deployed breaking changes or bugs. I am sure they never mean to break things.
LightSwitch is heavily centered around meta-level programming: The line of business application structure is stored in "model files". AIDE allows you to bring the meta level programming to again another level and opens up a wealth of new possibilities and time savings.
If you are serious about developing line of business apps with LightSwitch, you definitely need AID in your toolbox. The payback ratio of this tool is extremely high.
I use LightSwitch in my daily work, also I author books and articles about LightSwitch. I decided to try AIDE for a number of features it has and I can assure it is something you cannot miss in your LightSwitch toolbox. Not only it integrates perfectly in Visual Studio, it speeds up some common tasks such as inspecting entities, screen properties and duplicating screens. Really must-have.